Red

1999 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
  • > Stags Leap District
Drink between 2006 - 2021
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Community Tasting Notes 123

  • CamWheeler wrote: (93 points)

    June 25, 2014 - A typical Wednesday evening in Sydney: Tobacco, blueberry, kirsch and blackcurrant aromas form the nose. Based on the aromas I thought this would be all about richness on the palate, but it has a great sense of compact density rather than mouth coating fruit. There is a great spark of minerality that gives it drive and brightness. Great now but I think it will improve further over the medium term.

  • vinodonpedro Likes this wine: (96 points)

    May 24, 2014 - Fantastic nose, long finish. big and bold. very shafer, very HS.

  • rdalehite Likes this wine: (91 points)

    April 14, 2014 - Had before dinner, not with food. Beautiful nose but too much grape and not a strong finish as I expect from Shafer HSS. Although it got better with time (2 hours) it just really put a wow on me at all. Disappointing in relation to what I expect from Shafer.

  • robertek wrote: (98 points)

    March 29, 2014 - Outof a magnum this was absolutely spectacular and in a perfect drinking window. A nose to die for.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • CharlesHetzel Likes this wine: (97 points)

    February 23, 2014 - Enjoyed at Next Restaurant - Chicago Steakhouse Menu
    Decanted over 3.5 hours before enjoying. This is everything you want a Shafer Hillside Select to be. When opened had a very in depth, complex aroma of deep dark cherry fruit, casis, nose of tobacco, leather with a hint of chocolate and coffee. Really enjoyed the cedary nose with just a hint of oak, black cherry. The dark fruit was present on the initial palate, just a few playful tannins and great legs and structure to the wine. This wine is in pefect harmony between sweetness and tannins with enough
    acidity left to keep for another 10 to 12 years. It is drinking very well now and was a great companion to the flannery dry aged ribeye served at Next.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/10/2004 (link) 89 points

    (Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select) Lovely, big, berry nose; tasty berry, vanilla, caramel palate with sweet tannins; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • Type Red
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Hillside Select
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Stags Leap District

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1821 (71%)
  • Consumed 734 (29%)

Food Pairing

Flannery dry aged ribeye

Who Likes This Wine

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